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Western Cape

Area of Western Cape 130,709.2 km²
Population 6.4 million
Male Population 3,142,402 (49.3%)
Female Population 3,235,578 (50.7%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +257.6%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +43.4%
Median Age 28.4 years old
Male Median Age 27.8 years old
Female Median Age 28.9 years old
Timezone South Africa Standard Time
The Western Cape is a province of South Africa, situated on the south-western coast of the country. Source: Wikipedia

Western Cape Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 1,783,494 3,198,826 4,447,478 6,377,987
Population Density 13.6 / km² 24.5 / km² 34.0 / km² 48.8 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Western Cape Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 43.4% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Western Cape +257.6% +99.4% +43.4%
South Africa +112.1% +48.2% +21.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Western Cape Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 313,880 300,537 614,417
5-9 252,549 247,976 500,526
10-14 241,152 235,832 476,985
15-19 256,504 266,032 522,536
20-24 323,772 318,191 641,964
25-29 333,084 319,952 653,036
30-34 271,983 257,288 529,271
35-39 240,820 237,312 478,133
40-44 212,636 220,372 433,008
45-49 180,376 200,326 380,703
50-54 151,107 169,776 320,883
55-59 115,786 134,741 250,528
60-64 89,917 106,729 196,647
65-69 62,205 76,529 138,734
70-74 44,895 58,422 103,318
75-79 27,017 39,480 66,497
80-84 14,771 25,518 40,290
85 Plus 9,950 20,563 30,513
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Western Cape Population Density

Population Density: 48.8 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Western Cape 6.4 million 130,709.2 km² 48.8 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Western Cape Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1880 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1900 267,271 n/a n/a
1910 361,275 35.2% 94,004
1920 450,698 24.8% 89,423
1930 565,801 25.5% 115,103
1940 692,388 22.4% 126,587
1950 924,455 33.5% 232,067
1960 1,186,108 28.3% 261,653
1970 1,548,270 30.5% 362,162
1990 3,198,826 43.7% 825,278
2000 4,447,478 39% 1,248,652
2020 6,690,183 22.6% 1,121,352
2030 7,227,873 8% 537,690
2040 7,645,714 5.8% 417,841
2050 7,961,776 4.1% 316,062
2060 8,180,888 2.8% 219,112
2070 8,276,261 1.2% 95,373
2080 8,230,696 -0.6% -45,565
2090 8,070,249 -1.9% -160,447
2100 7,808,172 -3.2% -262,077
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Western Cape CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Western Cape 47,475,515 t 7.44 t 363.2 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Western Cape Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1850 to 2020)

Average Temp
15.9°C
60.6°F
Average High
21.7°C
71.1°F
Average Low
10.2°C
50.3°F
   Record High Temperature
35.7°C
96.3°F
   Record Low Temperature
-0.5°C
31.1°F
   Average Precipitation
44.1 mm
1.7 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
5.0 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 08 May 2020 06:54:17 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought High (8.8)
Flood Medium (4)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
Sources:
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. https://doi.org/10.1596/0-8213-5930-4.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4668B3D.
3. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4VX0DFT.

Top places in Western Cape

Other places in South Africa

Place Area Population Population Density
Eastern Cape 168,925.6 km² 6.6 million 39.1 / km²
Free State 129,834.8 km² 2.7 million 21.1 / km²
Gauteng 18,176.3 km² 13.5 million 743.6 / km²
Kwazulu-Natal 93,341.5 km² 10.5 million 112.0 / km²
Limpopo 125,633.1 km² 5.5 million 44.1 / km²
Mpumalanga 76,495.3 km² 4.3 million 56.3 / km²
North West 104,850.8 km² 3.7 million 35.5 / km²
Northern Cape 372,834.1 km² 1.2 million 3.28 / km²
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